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Guadeloupe - Apply for Category B Driver License (4 Wheel Vehicle)

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Introduction

A driving license is an official document which states that a person may operate a motorized vehicle, such as a motorcycle, car, truck or a bus, on a public roadway. This document also serves as identification and proof of age.

Following is a procedure on how you can apply for a Category B Driver License (4 Wheel Vehicle).

Eligibility

  • You may start learning how to drive (supervised) at the age of 16 to 18
Must be enrolled in an institution under the Ministry of Education
  • Fifteen year olds may also start practicing how to drive
Conditions: Candidates must be aged at least 15 years upon registration and at least 17 and a half at the time of the practical exams.
  • In the case of certain disabilities, the applicant must pass a medical examination conducted by a physician approved by the Prefecture.


Note: The supervised driving period may begin as soon as the young has passed the 2 Examination components of the driving license and ends automatically when it reaches the age of 18.

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Instructions

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Required Information

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Procedure

  1. Enroll in a driving school. You may also apply for a driver's license as an individual applicant.
  2. You will need to pass two theoretical exams and a practical exam in order to be issued a driver's license. You will need to pass the theoretical exams first before you can start practicing how to drive (supervised).
  3. After you have fulfilled the required hours needed to complete your training you may now start your application to take the practical exams. Check with your driving school if they will be the one making the arrangements or is it you who will need to go to the licensing office to apply for the procedure. Note: Applicants must meet the minimum age requirement and must be declared physically fit by a physician approved by the Prefecture.


Notes:

  • On the day of the tests (theory and practical), you must provide a valid ID or an ID expired for less than 2 years. After taking the theory test, you will notified about the results by mail or e-mail.
  • Practical Exam Results: The inspector will not directly give you the result of your exam, you will need to check the result through the Road Safety Website. The results will be available 48 hours after the exam.


Receiving your license

Your license will be sent to you by post to your home.

If you are out when the postman delivers your license, you have 15 days to pick-up your license at the Post Office. After this period, the license is returned to the Issuing Office and you will need the prefecture to inquire how you can claim your license.

To monitor the production and distribution of your license, you can use the teleservice set up by the National Agency of secure documents (ANTS). You can also get information by calling ANTS.

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Required Documents

  • Completed application form
  • Identification
  • Proof of address
  • Two recent passport photos with your name and address written on the back
  • Two stamped envelopes with your name and address
  • If you are French and aged 16 to 25 years, a census of the certificate or photocopy of certificate of participation to the call of preparation for defense,
  • If you were born after 1987 and you are obtaining a license for the first time, you must be able to present a road safety certification issued by your school (l'attestation scolaire de sécurité routière - ASSR) or road safety certificate (l'attestation de sécurité routière - ASR). (unless you are 16 and do not have one).
  • The licensing office may ask you to present additional documents, examples:
    • a copy of the medical opinion if you are subject to compulsory medical checks
    • a photocopy of the driving license already obtained, if you are adding another driver's license category
    • a copy of the order for restitution of a driving license if your driving license has lost its validity
    • a copy of the judgment if your license was the subject of a judicial annulment.

Fees

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Validity

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Documents to Use

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Processing Time

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Office Locations & Contacts

Prefecture of Guadeloupe - Driving Licence Service

Physical Address:
rue Lacavé
97100 Basse Terre

Phone: +33 5 90 99 39 00


Préfecture de la Guadeloupe

Physical address:
Rue Lardenoy
97100 Basse Terre

Phone: +33 5 90 99 39 00
Fax: +33 5 90 81 58 32

Office Hours:
Monday from 8:00 to 15:00
Tuesday from 8:00 to 15:00
Wednesday from 8:00 to 12:00
Thursday from 8:00 to 15:00
Friday from 8:00 to 12:00


Pointe-à-Pitre sub-prefecture

Physical address:
Place de la Victoire
97110 Pointe-à-pitre

Phone: +33 5 90 82 68 68
Fax: +33 5 90 82 52 16

Office Hours:
Monday 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday from 8:00 to 11:30 am
Thursday from 8:00 to 3:30 p.m.
Friday from 8:00 to 11:30 am


Website


Agence nationale des titres sécurisés (ANTS)

Contact ANTS:

  • For information about the availability of your license
  • To check if your driver's license is ready after passing the exam or after you have submitted an application for a new license or duplicate

By phone: 0810 901 041 (cost of a local call from a landline)

Monday to Friday from 7:45 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Saturdays from 8h to 17h

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External Links

http://www.guadeloupe.pref.gouv.fr/Demarches-administratives/Permis-de-conduire#N530

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